Category: Acting
John Epperson in a World Without Art
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, February 08, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 8, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In a new Wallace Shawn play, the actor leaves Lypsinka behind --- In the American premiere of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson plays Ted, a composer who performs some incidental music on the piano, banters with the fellow guests gathered for a reunion, and reveals a dark, startling secret. For some theatre fans, it will be...
WATCH: Meet TACT (the Actors Company Theatre)
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, February 03, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Feb 3, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Meet TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), where a longtime company of artists encourages each other to take risks (when they're not cracking jokes). This film features company members James Murtaugh, Cynthia Harris, Simon Jones, Jeremy Beck, and Jeff Talbott, as well as associate artistic director Nora Chester and executive artistic director Scott Alan...
Why This Play Sparks Memories of My Mom
By LISA BURDIGE
Monday, January 30, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jan 30, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How The Beauty Queen of Leenane helped me process my own mother-daughter drama --- My ex-husband was in love with all things Irish. So when the Druid Theatre Company's production of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane came to Broadway in 1998, he was dying to go. We were too broke to afford tickets, so my parents bought seats for all four...
They'll Do Anything You Want In This Play. Literally Anything.
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, January 23, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside 'The Great American Drama' --- The New York Neo-Futurists really want your feedback on their latest show. Even if you don't see it, you can fill out a survey telling them what you prefer to see on stage, and they'll incorporate your ideas into their production. And if you do end up in the audience, you'll have several opportunities to deliver...
Why Has He Played the Same Role for 20 Years?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 18, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Anthony Chisholm never tires of August Wilson's Jitney Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles --- After 50 years in the theatre, Anthony Chisholm has naturally played a wide variety of roles, but there's one that he just keeps returning to: Fielding, a mischievous, alcoholic car service...
This Quiet Woman Changes a Broadway Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, January 12, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside a crucial character in The Present --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. The Present is full of big talkers, so at first, we might overlook Sophia. Quiet and observant, she slips around the corners of the play, which Andrew Upton has adapted from an early Chekhov drama. She mostly just...
WATCH: Why Does Someone Yell 'Places'?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, December 19, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 19, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check our "Places," which we made with our friends at Fight or Flight. --- Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
This Christmas, Get a Little Hip With 'Lord Buckley'
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, December 15, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 15, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Jake Broder's sharp political comedy --- What do David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Bob Dylan, and Robin Williams have in common? If nothing else, there's a little-known figure named Lord Richard Buckley, a stand-up comedian who performed in the 40s and 50s. Those modern-day stars all cited him as an influence. Just ask Jake Broder, who has been performing...
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